Beyond signing quarterback Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract on Thursday, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery announced on Thursday that the team has come to an agreement on a contract extension with cornerback Tim Jennings.
Emery announced on Thursday that Jennings signed a 4-year contract to remain a member of the Bears.
Jennings, who was pro-bowler for the Bears in the 2012 season, was productive for the Bears in 2013. Granted Jennings interception numbers were down in 2013 from 2012, but the veteran cornerback was still relatively strong in terms of coverage within the Bears secondary.
The 30-year old Jennings may be in a position to be the Bears primary cornerback next season; a role that veteran was in this past season. Charles Tillman is out of a contract with the Bears and there is some question as to whether or not Tillman will return to the Bears next season. Tillman will be 33 in February and may not fit with the Bears desire to get younger on defense. If Tillman does not return, Jennings would once again operate in the role of being the Bears primary cornerback.
The terms of Jennings four-year contract were not disclosed at the time of the press conference.